Herath six puts Sri Lanka in control


West Indies ends third day on 67 for 2 after following on, still trailing by 166 runs Herath six puts Sri Lanka in control – Cricket News Herath is just 15 short of becoming the third Sri Lanka bowler to take 300 Test wickets. Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka in control of the first Test against West Indies, with the Caribbean side ending the third day’s play on 67 for 2 after following on – still facing a deficit of 166 runs. Herath took 6 for 68 as West Indies’ first innings ended at 251 all out at the Galle International Stadium on Friday (October 16), after Sri Lanka had amassed 484. The left-arm spinner then dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite towards… Read More →

Herath rattles West Indies with late strikes

Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne

Rangana Herath removed both openers cheaply to leave West Indies struggling at 66 for 2 at stumps on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday (October 15), still 418 runs behind Sri Lanka’s 484 all out. After a record stand of 238 between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal, veteran left-arm spinner Herath dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope in quick succession, leaving West Indies with a mountain to climb. Herath, 37, has hinted that he may retire next year, but at the ground where in his last appearance he took a match-winning seven wickets against India, he will be key to Sri Lanka’s prospects of notching up another victory in a match that is likely to… Read More →

Karunaratne ton gives Sri Lanka strong platform


Opener’s unbeaten 135 and an unbroken 149-run stand with Chandimal takes home team to 250 for 2 on opening day of first Test against West Indies Dimuth Karunaratne’s third Test century took Sri Lanka to 250 for 2 on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies. Sri Lanka, riding on a third Test century from Dimuth Karunaratne, the opening batsman, made a strong start to the first Test against West Indies, reaching 250 for 2 at close of play on the opening day. Karunaratne was unbeaten on 135 and had Dinesh Chandimal (72 not out) for company at stumps on a hot Wednesday (October 14) at Galle International Stadium. West Indies’ pacers bowled a probing line and… Read More →

Under 19: SL Squad for first two one-day matches against Pakistan

Charith Asalanka

Media Release The following players have been selected for the 1st & 2nd One Day matches to be played against the Pakistan Under 19. 1. Charith Asalanka (Captain) – Richmond College 2. Sammu Ashan (Vice Captain) – Ananda College 3. Salinda Ushan – Isipathana Vidyalaya 4. Kavin Bandara – D.S.Senanayake Vidyalaya 5. Sheangeeth Shanmuganathan – Trinity College 6. Avishka Fernando – St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa. 7. Wanidu Hasaranga – Richmond College 8. Lakshina Rodrigo – St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4 9. Jehan Daniel – St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. 10. Thilan Nimesh – Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa 11. Damith Silva – St. Ann’s College, Kurunegala 12. Geethal Malinga – St. Benadicts College, Kotahena 13. Lahiru Kumara – Trinity College… Read More →

New Zealand A sweeps the series

Sri Lanka A in New Zealand

A little bit of Lincoln damp couldn’t stop New Zealand A getting off to their customary flier as they set off in search of a clean sweep in the one-day series with Sri Lanka A. Scorecard Their final 50-over fling was reduced to 45 overs by rain ahead of play, but captain Henry Nicholls’s plan to bat first paid quick dividends. Nisala Tharaka’s opening over was ripped for 19, helped by three George Worker boundaries and a no ball that likewise took off for four as the aggressive opener set off to dominate the early proceedings. CREDITS: Photosport Worker racing ahead, Michael Pollard then found the first six of the innings off Rajitha and New Zealand A’s 50 was on… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket ties-up with Nawaloka Hospitals as the Official Healthcare Partner


Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and premier healthcare service provider, announced its partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket as their Official Healthcare Partner. Nawaloka will be extending its world class medical services to all local and international teams when they play in Sri Lanka, for a period of three years. “We are delighted to have Nawaloka Hospitals as our Healthcare Partner. Given the intense competition on the field, players are bound to get injured and it is vital that they get the right treatment in a timely fashion. Nawaloka’s world class medical care brought to life by its expert teams and avant-garde facilities will assist players for a speedy recovery and help them continue to give their best performance to… Read More →

New Zealand A seal one-day series with convincing win


New Zealand A have clinched victory in the one-day series against Sri Lanka A as they eased to a third successive win over the tourists at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. New Zealand A now lead the four-match series 3-0 after winning by 117 runs, with the final game taking place at the same venue on Tuesday. Scorecard NZ A 302-9 (Will Young 85, Adam Milne 45, George Worker 40; PLS Gamage 3-49) beat Sri Lanka A 185 in 40.5 overs (DPDN Dickwella 50, DSNFG Jayasuriya 27, CP Kapugedera 27; Ish Sodhi 3-39)by 117 runs.

Sri Lanka squad for Test series against West Indies

Sri Lanka Test Team

Media Release At a meeting of the National Selection Committee held recently, the following Team was selected for the Test Series against West Indies. Angelo Mathews – Captain Lahiru Thirimanne – Vice Captain Kaushal Silva Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Janith Perera Milinda Siriwardene Kusal Mendis Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera P.H.T. Kaushal Dhammika Prasad Nuwan Pradeep Suranga Lakmal Dushmantha Chameera Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara has approved the above.

Sri Lanka women’s squad for tour of New Zealand


Media  Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held recently the following squad of 15 Players along with the standbys were selected for the ODI and T20 Series. The above tour will commence on the 28th of October and will go on upto 23rd November 2015. 1. Shashikala Siriwardene – Captain, 2. Chamari Atapattu – Vice Captain,  3. Prasadini Weerakkody,  4. Dilani Manodara,  5. Inoka Ranaweera,  6. Ama Kanchana  7. Maduri Samuddhika  8. Nipuni Hansika  9. Udeshika Prabodhini  10. Sripali Weerakkody  11. Hasini Perera  12. Anushika Sanjeevani  13. Nilakshi de Silva  14. Chamari Polgampola  15. Sugandhika Dassanayake Stand By: 1. Achini Kulasuriya 2. Oshadi Ranasinghe 3. Lasanthi Madhushani ** Unwell Udeshika Prabodhini has been replaced by Achini… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Pallekele

Laying of foundation stone for indoor cricket building in pallekele

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Pallekele, Kandy was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Central Province Chief Minister Hon. Sarath Ekanayake, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman-SLC Interim Committee were present at the ceremony. Giving the outstation cricketers the best facilities possible to reach their potential is the vision of Chairman Sidath Wettimuny. This is the second such facility to commence the 1st being R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The 3rd facility will be at Dambulla said Chairman of SLC.

Under 15: Southern Province clinch Prima Champions Trophy

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Southern Province emerged champions when they beat North Central Province by 7 wickets in the final of the ‘Prima Champion Trophy’ Under-15 Inter Provincials Cricket tournament played at Colts Ground Colombo yesterday. Brief Score: North Central Province: 88 in 45.5 overs (K. Nuwantha 3/11, Dilum Sudeera 2/16) Southern Province: 93/1 in 26.3 overs (Vinura Dulsara 31 n.o., Ravindu Rashantha 26, Sahan Ranatunge 2/17) (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)

Twist in the tail in high-scoring thriller


Almost 600 runs scored in a one-dayer belied a gusty spring day at Hagley Oval as New Zealand A made it 2-0 in their four-match List A series against Sri Lanka A. The nailbiter was a marked step up for the visitors after their comprehensive opening loss at the same venue two days earlier. Right on target for most of their chase to hunt down New Zealand A’s solid 305/4, they had been poised for retribution — at the very least, a last-over thriller — until Kithuruwan Vithanage was left kicking himself after his wicket, in the 44th over, triggered a messy and costly late collapse. Scorecard It was a bitter turn of events for the 24-year-old number three, who… Read More →